Child Development Case Study

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Child Development 1: Continuous Assessment 2015 1. Child’s Name and Age and Brief Description Sean O’Leary is four years old and has been attending “Marino Child & Family Centre” for the past two years. He lives with his mother, father and his new baby sister Caoimhe. Sean enjoys playing at home with his Lego but also thoroughly enjoys outside play with the other children as he does not have access to outside play at home. Sean enjoys helping his mother with his sister and telling all his friends about it. Sean does not enjoy painting and therefore he is given the option to use crayons or colouring pencils. He does not enjoy being centre of attention. (103 words) 2. What are the key physical milestones…show more content…
Family members are the first people that a child are in contact with. At Sean’s young age of four years old, he has now got some new influences, for example, peers and teachers, but family still have a large impact on his life. Throughout the infancy stage, children are very dependent on their family but as they reach the early childhood stage they are learning a lot more about how to become self-sufficient with the help of their family. For Sean, co-regulation is extremely important as he is learning to become more independent. Co-regulation involves “monitoring, guiding and supporting children at a distance” (Lavinia McLean, Lecture Notes), this process “aims to strengthen children's abilities to monitor their own behaviour, adopt appropriate standards of conduct and a sense when parental support and contact is appropriate.” (Lavinia McLean, Lecture Notes) Different types of parenting have different kinds of impacts on a child’s development. Authoritarian parents can result in children developing anxiety along with communication difficulties as there is little to no conversing between parent and child. Authoritative parents can result in children being able to do this for themselves and having advanced social skills as parents have boundaries when it comes to their development. Permissive parenting is when parents are uninvolved in children’s lives with lack of control which…show more content…
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